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Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant


First Transit has been purchased by Transdev and will be the employer for this job posting. We are the leading integrator and operator of multiple modes of transportation. With a combined presence in 43 US states, plus DC and Puerto Rico, we have lots of opportunities for growth! You can find additional job opportunities and locations directly at



First things First: Who are we? 

First Transit Inc. is a leading public transportation contracting and management services provider. For over 60 years, we have supplied precision, efficiency, innovation, and all-around expertise to both public and private transportation systems. Today, we operate in 335 locations, carrying more than 350 million passengers annually throughout the United States in 39 states, Puerto Rico, and Canada. 

About the Position

Join First Transit as a Staff Accountant in St. Paul, MN. Our Accountants prepare basic financial reports under minimal supervision. They also help assist in the day-to-day maintenance of complete and accurate payroll processing and general ledger accruals. More details are below, as well as our pay range for this position. 

  • Review revenue invoices for all region locations for accuracy of rates and units billed.
  • Understand, review, train, and assist with multiple monthly reconciliations due from all locations.
  • Understand and assist all locations with interpreting contracts based on payroll and PTO.
  • Prepares month-end journal entries for revenue detail, payroll balancing, wage accruals, and expenses.
  • Have informed knowledge of HR functions associated with employee benefits.
  • Analyzes financial reports and records to prepare adjustments to income statements based on actuals. 
  • Assist with the preparation of customer billing for transportation services. 
  • Consolidate and report the company's finances to management regarding monthly explanations of budgeted vs. actual results variances.
  • Our pay range for this position is 63-75K.


  • Associate's Degree in Accounting required.
  • 0-2 years of experience in accounting is required.
  • Knowledge of accounting practices and procedures.
  • Experience with MS Office products and accounting software preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

First for a Reason


We offer competitive compensation and benefits (which vary based on role, location, and business), including physical and mental health initiatives, medical/dental/vision, 401(k), and paid holiday/vacation. 

Diversity & Inclusion 

Because we're stronger together, we aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We're committed to providing an inclusive and diverse working environment for everyone every day. 

Professional Advancement 

Start here. Go far. We believe in promoting from within, which means tremendous opportunities for you, thanks to our strong presence across North America. In addition, our 18-month Aspiring Manager Program prepares future leaders at First Transit. 

Extensive Training 

Build skills and knowledge in such areas as safety and security, injury prevention, technology and equipment, and job efficiency. 


Community Service & Impact 

Go where opportunity meets community. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As the face of First Transit and First Vehicle Services in your community, you'll positively impact others. 


About First Transit 

First is the largest passenger transportation company in North America. We provide passenger transport and maintenance services to municipalities, school districts, and the general public in the U.S. and Canada. Our 4.8 billion operations are headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, employing more than 96,000 employees at 1,200 locations in 38 states and 7 Canadian provinces.  


Apply today and get your career on the road with First Transit!



We aspire to have a culture where all people are First. We strive to attract and retain a diverse workforce; therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. First is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles, California, First will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance. First is an equal opportunity employer, and by doing so, we will sustain and promote an inclusive culture that supports future growth for all.


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55872 - Roseville, MN
1 Ridder Circle, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 55107
  • Company:
    First Transit
  • Terms and Conditions Type:
    Full Time
  • City:
    St. Paul
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  • Job Category:
    Operations Management & Supervisory
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